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Mexican Rice

Mexican rice is a flavorful and easy-to-make side dish that is perfect for sharing. It is made with earthy spices, the heat of jalapeños, and a fresh hint of lime. It is an excellent addition to meat dishes.

preparation: 10 minutes

making: 20 minutes

total: 30 minutes

servings: 4 portions

nutrition: 136 calories per serving

cuisine: Mexican

Ingredients

  • 200g of basmati rice
  • 1 red bell pepper
  • 1 jalapeño pepper
  • olive oil, for greasing
  • 1 white onion
  • 2 garlic cloves
  • ½ tsp of salt
  • 1tsp of ground cumin
  • 400g of chopped tomatoes, 1 tin
  • 500ml Chicken Broth
  • a handful of fresh coriander
  • ½ of lime

Method

All the ingredients ready to make Mexican Rice

Wash the rice and drain.

Cut red pepper into small pieces.

Deseed jalapeño and cut, leaving some slices for decoration.

Peel and chop the onion, mince garlic and chop the fresh coriander.

Heat olive oil in the large frying pan.

Chop the onion and garlic then fry over medium-high heat until soft and fragrant.

Peppers, onion and garlic frying in a pan

Add peppers and continue to fry for a while then add rice and stir fry for 2 minutes.

Peppers, onion, garlic and rice in a pan

Season with salt and cumin.

Peppers, onion, garlic, rice and chopped tomatoes with chicken broth in a pan

Pour chopped tomatoes and chicken broth.

Bring to a boil, cover with a lid, lower the heat and simmer for about 15 minutes until rice is cooked, stir frequently.

Ready-cooked Mexican rice in a pan

Put a portion on a plate, garnish with chopped coriander, decorate with jalapeño slices and squeeze the lime all over.

Serve hot!

Mexican Rice on a plate decorated with jalapeño slices and coriander

Tips

If you don’t have chicken broth, add 500ml of water with 1 chicken stock cube.

This Mexican Rice is the perfect accompaniment to chicken dishes, like our Mexican-Style Chicken drumsticks.

Mexican Rice on a plate served with Mexican-Style Chicken drumsticks

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